Crew Leader/CTSP Profiles

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Founder of Truetimber Academy Finds Value in CTSP

Andrew “Drew” Dunavant was a professional tree climber for more than a decade and a three-time Mid-Atlantic Chapter (MAC) ISA champion working for Truetimber Arborists, a 22-year TCIA member company based in Richmond, Virginia, when a new opportunity came his way. “The company did not have as many CTSPs as they wanted, so it was […]

Ryan Ealy Likes EHAP Online Safety Training for Busy Lives

Ryan Ealy, CTSP, has been a utility consultant for several large U.S. companies. As such, he has found becoming a TCIA Qualified Trainer – one of the first to do so – and using TCIA’s online Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training course a good match for both safety training and tree workers’ schedules. “TCIA […]

Chase Andersen Aims to Keep Himself and His Co-Workers Safe

What makes this full-service tree care company in Boise, Idaho, thrive? In part, it’s the owner’s tireless quest to enhance safety, quality and education at his company. That owner would be Seattle transplant Ezekiel (Zeke) Willard of Idaho Tree Preservation (ITP), an 11-year TCIA member company. And that goal is shared by Chase Andersen, ITP’s […]

CTSP Helps Joshua Adams Gain Acceptance

An electrician by training, Joshua Adams found earning his Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential invaluable in his work overseeing crews doing Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) training for BluRoc, a two-year TCIA member company based in Northampton, Massachusetts. Adams is the health, safety and environment (HSE) field compliance manager for BluRoc, a national company […]

Tim Walsh was in one of the first classes to earn CTSP

Tim Walsh, in First Group to Earn CTSP, Still on a Quest for Safety

Timothy Walsh was in the first class to gain TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) credential in 2006. He is one of the few who have kept the certification for these last 15 years. “I’m excited to still be involved 15 years later and proud to have been in that first class. I felt very […]

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